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Author: Nigel Slater
Title: Toast
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Date: 2004-04-16
ISBN: 1841154717
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Weight: 0.4 pounds
Size: 5.08 x 0.0 x 7.76 inches
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'My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.' 'Toast' is Nigel Slater's award-winning biography of a childhood remembered through food. Whether recalling his mother's surprisingly good rice pudding, his father's bold foray into spaghetti and his dreaded Boxing Day stew, or such culinary highlights as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered something of a status symbol in Wolverhampton), this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in 1960s suburban England. Likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fascinating backdrop to Nigel Slater's incredibly moving and deliciously evocative portrait of childhood, adolescence and sexual awakening.
Reviews: Alex Draven (United Kingdom) (2009/08/07):
I was expecting the vivid and detailed memories of food, but the twists and turns of Slater's life were an unexpected bonus.



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